Using a proprietary process based in science, I work with high-performing professionals – helping the develop habits that allow them to manage their stressful lives.
LIFE – CAREER – HEALTH – NUTRITION
I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Health, Coach because I have been passionate about health, wellness, fitness and eating right since I was a teenager. As a gymnast and dancer I had to keep in shape, but was only told – not taught how to do that. I read plenty of fashion, fitness and sports magazines depicting healthy women as slim, toned and beautiful. There was so much conflicting information about how to achieve the goal of being skinny, beautiful and popular that caused me to make many mistakes. As a result I struggled with body image and self-confidence for all of my teenage years and into my 20’s. I followed all the advice and recommendations but could never quite look like the women on the covers of those magazines! I was on the diet roller-coaster – getting chubby then slim, then too skinny and back to heavy again. Round and round I went – trying different solutions – some not very healthy.
After several years of struggling with my relationship with food and body image, I became intrigued by the world of alternative medicine, food as medicine, and herbal remedies. I enrolled in the Clayton College of Natural Healing as a Holistic Nutrition major in an attempt to discover more about the human body, digestion, metabolism, and its function as a whole.
Even after years of studying – making a concerted effort to educate myself about the right way to achieve my “standards” – I struggled with making healthy choices. Although I considered my nutrition education as a hobby, I always wanted to help others find the right path for themselves.
An unexpected turn of events in my career at a local corporation resulted in the loss of my position, so I made a decision to switch career paths and it make it official. I enrolled in Health Coach Institute to acquire Certification in Health and Nutrition as well as Life Coaching. I am on a journey to fulfill my life-long goal of educating others with documented, scientifically-proven strategies so they don’t have figure it all alone.
I spent more than 25 years in sales in corporate environments. I sold everything from yellow pages to sales training to digital advertising. I became a sales trainer and really helped people learn and grow – which I found amazingly rewarding! Over time, I climbed my way up the ladder to management, and while I enjoyed sales and leadership immensely, I found working in corporate culture to be a challenge. Navigating the stress of constant demands, office politics, hectic schedules, travel, meetings, financial responsibilities – without control over any of it is a 24/7 commitment that started to result in health issues. I experienced weight gain, weight loss, anxiety and depression. I fell into some behaviors that resulted in some long-term residual issues I will live with forever.
Fortunately, I leaned on my passion for health to stave off many of the problems others face today and came out on the other side in pretty good shape and with my sanity intact. I am one of the lucky ones!
Now, with my certification from Health Coach Institute and The Nutritious Life Studio, along with the skills and knowledge gained in the roles of teacher, trainer and leader, I can share everything I learned with those of you still struggling in that sea of obstacles. Here are a few nuggets:
I’ve got a lot of knowledge I am ready to share! My goal is to help YOU – identify where and why – you’re stuck, help articulate your personal and professional goals, present you with options, and work with you to achieve your outcome. Together, we discover what you need to achieve lasting change. When you change your habits- you can change your life!
I will customize for you the right steps in the right order, I will wrap it with support – and hold you accountable – so you can be successful.
In our coaching programs, whether it is for life, career, health, weight loss or disease prevention, we will analyze your current situation, experiment with food balance, source and timing. We will address your work habits and help you streamline your day so you have less stress. We help you learn best habits to prevent the lifestyle diseases that are so prevalent in this country, including Diabetes, Obesity and Heart Disease. Stress is a killer, it is important to learn how to deal with it in healthy ways!
In addition to Health, Nutrition and Life certifications, I spent years studying Holistic Nutrition so I am able to offer meal plans or educate you on a specific eating plan if you desire.
Healthy living involves the WHOLE body, so Veronica’s Wellness Secrets also represents an awesome skin care company that uses only plants and minerals to power the results you expect with department-store or pharmaceutical skin care products. Alywillow products are made with expertise in anti-aging, acne and correcting sun damage. In addition, we carry specialized medicinal grade products to help with conditions like psoriasis and eczema – even MRSA and shingles! Hop on over to my Skin Care page to learn more about Alywillow. We are locally female owned, operated and produced – right here in Raleigh!
I love helping people – I have a vast resource at my fingertips full of helpful handouts, processes, tips, tricks and basically…”SECRETS”
My training, experience and expertise can help you meet your goals, and I look forward to meeting you and guiding you in your journey
Certified Health and Life Coach, Nutrition Certificate
Do you skip lunch because you think you’ll get more done? Do you eat lunch at your desk while answering emails or doing reports? Are you on your phone first thing in the morning while eating breakfast, or after hours and weekends? Do you lie awake at night with your mind racing reviewing all the things you have “to do”?
What if I told you that in a span of just 90 days you can become more productive and efficient, get better navigate the office culture (politics, cliques and drama) and free up some time so you’re able to do what’s important to YOU!
In my transformational coaching program, you will learn the “secrets” of a high-performer who gets stuff done without sacrificing their personal space. You will have more ENERGY, better SLEEP and LESS STRESS. You might even lose a few pounds!
I am Veronica, Certified Health and Life Coach. I specialize in helping people like you!
How do I know what you’re going through? I lived through it: hitting the snooze button until I had to rush around to get ready for work, constant migraines (maybe yours is stomach trouble,)snapping at my spouse and kids, running on the hamster wheel going nowhere – fast – all of it!
You’re likely meeting all your metrics and SMART goals, and impressing people with your hardworking ethics and “can-do” attitude. You have the pressures of a demanding job, combined with the stress of being responsible for the performance of people you cannot control, right? Do you feel resentful when you’re heading to the office on a Saturday morning, and drive by the golf course where all your colleagues are gathered for a game?
Let me help you discover the tips and tricks other successful professionals and entrepreneurs apply.
Make some smarter lifestyle choices, embrace new habits and create your own new rituals to improve your day. You can become more balanced, confident and satisfied with your new life!
Is Coaching for you?
Too busy to work out? Have you gained a little weight during the pandemic and are looking to make a change? Want to feel or look better? Want to feel or look younger? Are you feeling stuck where you are? Maybe you’ve picked up a habit you’d like to eliminate? Have you Considered a career change and want some guidance? Unhappy with your finances? Overwhelmed?
If any of the above describes you, I can help. My program helps you on several levels – physical, emotional and mental. You will build confidence, improve self-esteem and feel better. You will be better equipped to move forward with your dreams and goals with a clear path.
I specialize in working with Type “A” people like myself, who need some good direction, a little clarity and wisdom, and a push now and then.
Success is possible with the right system, support and accountability. That’s what makes my coaching different. The Habit Change Coaching Method is based in science and has been proven to transform lives!
Please click here to view my calendar and schedule a complimentary Breakthrough Session where we can talk about your goals and desired outcomes, discuss the details of coaching in general and the specifics of my transformation, and decide if we are a good fit to work together. No obligation.
Looking forward to chatting!
Below is my introduction video, check it out!